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Circle Presents Movie In French, English Captions Miserables' Show Here Tonight 'IA'S

"Jean Valjean." a French movie baaed on Victor Hugo's novel, te.s Jkffserabfej will be shown in the auditorium Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. under the auspices of the French Circle The all-French cast of "Jean Valjean" stars Hairy Baur who i described by Variety, theatrical maga/me U "powerful in the leading role." Variety calls "Jean Val.i "a memorable tilm achievement, with superb acting. u gigantic production." Although i in- dialogue la Preach, there are i ni llsta ub-Utles, so that the movie may be i asiiy understood b\ all. Member- of the supporting cast are Charles Vanol Henry Krauss, Charles Dullln, Jean Btrvail Robert Vidahn, Emile Oenevois, CalUoux, Mine Plorelle, Gaby Tnqquei. Josseline Gael, and M. kill Dearly. According lo The Film Ihulu

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Committee Inquires '(an You Name It?' The students of S. T. C. have been asked to name the new snack bar being sponsored by the Alumnae Association. The Association feels that just Snack-Bar is explanatory enough but not very original .Since it is for the student body they feel that the students should name it. Names should be short, expressive and suitable Turn all suggestions In to Betty Spindler by Monday, May 17, at noon. Entries will be judged by a committee from the Alumnae Association and their first choice will be published in the next Rotunda.

Initiation Held For Apprentices Dramatic Club officers were installed last night in the small auditorium at 7 o'clock. Those installed were: president, Betty House who succeeds Jean Cake; vie president in charge of productions, Jean Cake who succeeds Betty House; vice president in charge of programs, Jane Hunt Ghiselin who succeeds Gwen Clt Ann Nock will succeed Dolly Ann Freeman as treasurer, and Gwen Cress succeeds Frances

Penmanship Exhibit Displays Materials, Childrens' Examples

Livesey as Mcretary. ;

The library is featuring this week an exhibit on penmanship. Materials pertaining to this ex- i hibit have been collected and' placed on a table lo the right of; the main door entering the re- ] Hrve book room. Among these materials, there are several books and pamphlets for guidance in handwriting. There are a I o e\ era! pamphlets in regard to teaching penmanship to children. Included In this material i- a Circus Alphabet"' booklet by G. G. Craig where each capital letter i- represented by some circus animal whose name begins with that capital. Also for those who are inter, ited in tellim fortunes by handwriting, there are several booklets entitled "How to Read Character from Handwriting " Mso to be seen are samples of handwriting from the Farmvllle and Richmond elementary schools. There are also on display this week some of the works of the S. T. C. ceramics class of Art No. 222. In this exhibit there may be seen ash trays, pitchers, dishes figures, teapots, sugar bowls, and ream pitchers, all of which were made by the art students under ihe direction of Miss Bedford.



Victor Hugo's //pro to Thrill All Attending'Jean Valjean' For years most of us have been homing and reading the story in both English and French of the misbegotten Jean Valjean. Tonight the French Circle is bringing to the College a powerful movie dramatization of the first episodes of Victor Hugos immortal "Les Miserables". which filmed in its entirety requires 165 minutes to show. ""Jean Valjean" though It only takes 90 minutes to -how. is nevertheless a complete

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STC Dramatic Club Hughes Installs Alpha Phi Sigma AM ards Installs Officers Parham FT A Head mT c 1 1 i • ¥ iNasser scholarship keyJ officers were elected and I. For '48-'49 Session theNewnewofficer members initiated at the

chosen, with each individual perIOImer contributing to the dynamic quality "i the episodes." The filming of Hugos classic, which ha been translated into the leading languages of the world was directed by Maurice Jaui'nt with the screen play by Andre Land and Raymond Bernard. In reviewing "Jean Valjean" the ftfodera l.anauaue Journal says. The picture is the most Inspired Interpretation of a classic this writer has yet seen, and is undoubtedly a high point in the history of motion pictures. Ugly as the reality Hugo pictured, entirely free from sentimentality and meretricious facility of the movie infused with living immediacy by Harry Barn's superb le-creation of Valjean." Tickets for "Jean Valican" are priced at 28c. including tax. and I hey may be bought beforehand From French students or at the door Wednesday evening. The Several vw-ek- BflO the "RotunmOVle, 90 minutes Uini'. will DC da" printed a set of Infirmary DVI i at 8:15. 'Regulations, Since then it has been called to the atention of the 'an* that those regulations which were published were not correct. Miss Keeling, the college nurse. The last Tuesday chapel service isks that students consult the of the year "May 18> will be held handbook for the proper regulain the Episcopal Church instead tions. The rules and hours as of the Auditorium. Mr. Roberts >nnted In the handbook are the will be the minister In charge. ones to follow.

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Jean Valjean's story begins with ins release from the nightmarish prison at Toulon. His yellow passport from prison brands him unmistakably as a Criminal, and his civilian life begins to be even more of a nightmare than was the Toulon prison where he spent 19 years. Though the odds are against him, Jean "goes straight" with the help of a kindly priest and eventually he rises to the point of mayor of a small French town. But inevitably, his pail must catch up with him, and from there the story progresses to a startling end. All who have seen any of the foreign films which have been showing recently in the United BtfttM have noted the faithfulness with which they depict reality, beautiful or grotesque as it may be. This is a quality sadlv lacking in many Hollywood pictures, but happily not in "Jean Valjean". Reviewers say, "Authentic atmosphere pervades all the sequences intense emotional quality. American audiences appreciating top-flight screen far" will revel in the production. "Jean Valjean" promises to be

People the World over have lead and visualized the touching melodrama of Jean Valjean. but there Strain intangible component of realism and drama which a story lacks on the printed page. I'm this reasons, the Pathe-Natan filming of Hugo's classic has been welcomed by French and Amerii .HI audiences alike, the flush-in English titles enabline Americans to easily follow the story. Many will remember the screen production of Miserables with a convincing portrayal of Jean, one can easily imagine how superior the French production is to the English one. since in "Jean Valjean" the lines are spoken in the same expressive language in which Hugo originally wrote them. Harry Baur. the French star, gives a convincing depiction of Jean, ■ definitely out-of-the-ordlnary "rising to true histrionic great- treat for the student body

meeting of the Future Teachers of America, which was held in the Honors Room Tuesday, May 10. Dr. J. P. Wynne, sponsor of the F. T. A., gave a short address on the ideals of the organization. Elected to offices in the association at the meeting were Mary Parham as president: Anne Owens, vice president: Jackie Bobbitt. secretary; Mary Young, treasurer; and Rives Edwards, librarian. Twenty-two new members were also initiated. Wilma Allen. Prospect; Jackie Bobbitt. South Hill. Melbale Boothe, Danville: Ml Coleman, Prospect; Laura Jean Comerford. Meadowview; were taken in. Also Craig Cumbey. Farmville; Dorothy Daniel. Danville Margaret Dillon, Danville: Elizabeth Drewers. Saxis; and Rives Edwards, Danville. They also received Ha/el Lewis. Saxis: Grace Mallory. I.awrenceville; Marcella Mandel. Norfolk: Mary Evelyn Miles. Saxis; and Billie Mullins. Coeburn: also Betty Ree Pairet. Farmville; Nancy Rushing. Onley. Jean Thomasson. South Hill; Ruth Tillet, Hamilton: Gertrude Walker. Penhook; Dorothy Winton. Bedford: and Mary Young. Covington.

APS Also Confers Master's Degrees Pauline N phomore from Richmond, was presented with the Alpha I'lii Sigma scholarship kej I pel Thursday, This kej i awardi d i ich pi Ing National Council

Committee heads who were installed were: acting. Griswold Boxley; costuming. June Banks; properties. Charlotte Newell; taring. Helen Hardin; lighting, Jane Dray: make-up. Nancy Lee PAULINE NA8SBB Madoox; music. Dee Hoover: play Winner <ii tin Scholarship Kej contest. Frances Farley; social, Mary Brownley Smith; scrap book. Joan Hahn: posters, Pat Earle. Those whom they succeed in the same order as above are Ann Nock. Betty Brockway, Betty Renn. Helen Hardin. Jane Gray. Mitty Hahn, June Banks, Jane Hunt Ghiselin. Frances Farley. Seventeen S. T c. boys and Jane Brimmer, and Helen girls received bids from Alpha Arrington. Phi Sigma on May 5. Thej The formal initiation of apchosen for membership on the prentices was held after the Installation. There were thirty-nine bails of their code \t records, new members admitted. Those receiving bids were After the installation and inDr .Joseph Turner of South Georgia Bailey, Hilda Bausen itiation of new members, an inHill has been invited to speak at man; James Craig Cumbey, June tormal party was held. There was I program of singing and refresh- Intervarsity Christian Fellowship I Divers, Edith Duma. Edith Duvall next Tuesday. May. 18. in the ments were served. Student Lounge at 7 p. m. He will land Frances Everetl Also, Marlead the study on the 17th chap- ' caret Farmer. Emily Hastings. ter of St, John. Frances II. Higginbotham. MarAfter the regular discussion, Dr. garet 1),.- Hoover, James Btuarl Turns! will dohver a challenge to McGhee. Mary Leigh Meredith the seniors for whom a special Regmu Smith, Alg.r R. Southall meeting has been arranged. All Jr.. Betty Jane Spenci i am 'Continued on pane 4\ Patricia Walker Beorc Eh Thorn, the local English honorary society, will hold its annual picnic Thursday afternoon. May 13. at 5 p.m.. at the country home of Mr. J. M. Grainger, head of the English department. Members of Beorc Eh Thorn Will leave from the Honors Room bu Jaime Slat in at five Thursday afternoon, and Stinkweeds are in order for the School for boys m Richmond. Iii will return from the picnic in Rotunda Star! for delaying an- 1915 he received his Ms iron time for study hour at 8 p.m. At this meeting Mr. Grainger nouncement of another of Dr. V.P.I.. and he latei became Head of Department ol Vocational will give a talk on contemporary Lancaster's awards. The Alpha Beta Chapter of Phi Agriculture there Irish drama. Another feature of Some oi the other position this last program of the year will Delta Kappa, honorary profeseducational fraternity, that he ha held are Becretai be the awarding of Beorc Eh sional Thorn degrees. These degrees are awarded the Distinguished Serv- of the stale Board of Education awarded on the basis of original ice Plaque to Dr. Lancaster for Pre .dent oi iin :itate A Delation writings, and a special commit- rendering more service to educa- of Y. M. C A.', of Alab tee of judges decides who will be tion this year than anyone else Pi I di ni ol A III lat Ion ol Virin the state of Virginia. The ginia < 'ollei i . President ol Ns entitled to receive the degrees. Chapter is composed of 300 niera- tional A ni lat Ion ol l h btl • Three of these members Advisors of Men. siate Superinwith certain qualifications are tendent ni Public Ei chosen to compote for the award. Dean of Men at Univi Ballots are sent out to all Diem- Alabama When Dr Lam ben The person receiving the decided to come back to Virginia "The Creation." Fran/ Haydn's largest number of votes receives most famous oratorio, was pre- the Plaque. It was presented Si a petition urging him to taj ■ented on our campus last Thurs- the annual banquet In the Mon- there ■ Dean ol Men day night by the Choir and Choral ticello hotel. Charlottesville. VirHe is a Hi-mi)' i oi the H Club of S. T. C. and the Hamp- ginia. The following faculty mem- Society at Unl den-Sydney Glee Club. Three bers weir also pre ml Dr. and which i ' dl tlnguished oi New York soloists joined the com- Mrs. J. P. Wynne. Mr. and Mrs. , ation Indicating oul tandlni bined chorus to do the recitatives M. B. Coyner. Dr. and Mrs E srvli a in the I nivei II i Di and ana. included in the i hen ul M. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. M I. i,;mi U former Executive work. Landrum. and Dr. Swertfeger. ■ ecretary of the Board i The concert was under the The DUrpo S Of Phi Delta Kappa 1.1 foi I ..'•• i I'ulai i ' direction Of Mr. T. E. Crawley. is to promote quality work n iin,'. ,i membei i He I on tin and piano accompaniments were admits to membership men who brilliantly played by Harold are recognized for scholarship and high school He Brown. a young professional leadership In the field ol educa- I,, sder ol the Ep irch pianist, and Preston Sawyer. tion. Dr. Lanes tei i a m< Hampdan«8ydney Glee club acWe. ol the Rotunda Staff, feel many othei tlon The companist that the -indent body should be following are a hw Phi BI i A fair-sized crowd gave only a better acquainted with the Othei Kappa, Omlcron Delta Kappa minimum of applause to the de- grand work and recognition that < mill Km Delta K.ippa Phi Eta serving students and arl our president has received In his mllar to oui Alph > K ip Florence Manning. Russell Abbott many years ol service in the Held i, unmai Phi Kapp i and Arthur Bailey, the gUOSl oi education, we shall attempt to Delta 'lau Delta, soloists, displayed great oratorical acquaint you with some of these If you have often worn abilities with their voices. Mr activities how to get a (I Dr. Lancastei >,.< born In up in Who i Abbott entire personality Who '" ad to reveal itself in his Inter- Richmond Virginia and attended you might ion ull Dl unions of some ol ilie bass lines the Richmond schools for awhile on this mallei too Yep Pel Imps the loveliest ul the num- Latei he became i indent at the two people In Pan Ik li bai In the oratorio was the duet Episcopal high school, Alexandria. Who Who In --I"" rice. Di by Miss Manning and Mr Bailey Virginia. He received his B.A. : i one In the roles of Adam and Eve from the University of Virginia. Dr. Wahn k his each expressing their love lor she In 1912 Dr Lam Congratulation Di I tii ' teat hint pa It Ion it i hal i tor li,. rim ■ othei now known as St. Chn I iphei .tinued on paye 4> . ri ndi n

Alpha Phi Sigma Issues 13 Bids

Dr. Turner To Speak To Seniors at IVCF

BET Plans Picnic Drama Talk, Degrees For Final Meeting

Dr. Lancaster Awarded Distingitis/iedServicePlaqnc

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*r ol Alpha Phi Sigma In each mil. ge who hoick the i est gi neral average for hei collage work i): 11 Lance ter, who presented the key. an nounced that Pauline' avi va 2 B 'I in Is 2 ui ;i po.m |e.s han a straight A avers Eleanoi Basi pre Idi nl ol the Delia chaptei oi Alpha Phi Sigma on our campus announced hal the girls who have mel Lheh requiremi nl arc Phylll. Asher, Puckett A hi i Jai kli Hetty House. Julia Hughe!

Nancy Klbler, Helen Kaknl Eve lyne Rippon, Barbara Smith, Mary Ho e Smith, and R iih Walk) r. The Ma tei requin consist ol at li ast a 1.25 teneral average In colk ■ urork foi a Alpha Phi Sigma is a national lonorarj i hols tii r> letj limit teacher's colleges i i Class A oi Cla B In the Ann -i nan

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FTA-'Philosophera' Hold Joint Meeting II

A Join) meeting oi the Phi piiy club ami the Future Teachei i ni Amerii ■ was held May 11 from v to I in p, m.. In the Y. w c A i.o'ii: ■■ M mi pieaidenl i' i- T A., presided ovei the e SIOIl.

A forum to dl* ofeai iona standards was conducted al the :;■'. The panel on "Pounds ■ i m Application ol PI sional Standards" a a i ompo ted ii Di Lanes tei and Di Johnson 1 he Collegi . Mr Mcllwains E ipei Intendenl ol Prince E I ind County D V icen Pi ncipal ol the Ele Ichool; and six B. i i' itudenti Dorothy Bevard I IJ iliiluiant. June Clark June ii Sutherlin and Doi lllllV


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Letter To Editor

Was Chi Wrongr Again? r La i week when "Joan" was returned welcomed her back; even later when we learned that Bhe was no1 the same as the one which had sat in the Rotunda since L916J we uric still gfod to see her. We remarked thai ihe certainly did have a good tan, and thai we hoped no vandal would deface her nev sides; and lei it go at that. The revelation thai Chi was responsible for having tl Id Btatue replaced drew surprise from i of us. but certainly no violent protest. The Rotunda had it In mind to briefly thank < 'hi for their undertaking and then le< the is ue pass. However, a letter from o faculty member (which is printed elsewhere on this page) has forced us to trace the "farts" in order to answer his questions. We are striving to point out to all who hare his opinion how the majority of the students feel about the new statu •. It appears to the editors of the Rotunda thai the letter is dirn-tcd a1 Chi, and the main purpose is not to protest the replacement of the old eyesore as to rail against that organization For taking the responsibility of having it repaired. We resented the implication it viced that a lack of ''common courtesy" was shown In not consulting the alumnae, faculty and students. Ue know that it was not possible to conuli everyone, and Dr. Lancaster considered the matter carefully before giving his consent. He based his decision on the advice of the art gallery; the same advice which would have been put before us to consider had we been given the choice of the matter. U < MI I.I we have done otherwise' Indeed not. In answer to the questions raised hy the protesting letter we will endeavor to combine what the editor, the members of Chi ;ifid Dr. Lancaster think with the general conceit us of student opinion In order to • tatethe whole truth" and "keep our pages opi n to all sides of the question." First : Mrs. Starke was not consulted; neither were the members of the (lass of

THE R 0TUNDA BlUMIakMl November 26 I ■ "0 Published each Wecinesuav evening of the college rear, except durliM holidays and examination periods in the students of stute Teachers College, r'aimwlle. Virginia. OfliCI

31 Building Phone 533. Box 168 Printers The ParinvUls Herald

Represented tor national advertising by National Advertising Service, Inc.. college publishers repre•entattve. 420 Madison Ave.. New York. N. Y. Member \ iridnhi Inten olle rlatr Prew AMiirlatlon BnU red SI Second ClSSS matter Match 1 '921 In the Post Office Ol I-'lii'iiiville. Vli'Kiniu 'inder art of March 8. 1934

1914. They gave the statue to the college with no Btrings attached, and we are sure thai had they been consulted and Riven the cpoii of the artist who WHS commissioned to renovate the old -loan—that they would have giVen Chi the "go ahead". Setond: Chi was taking advantage of an offer to send it to the Caproni Galleries ,n Boston to be "'reconditioned" and displayed briefly there. They might have had to forfeit the Offer if they had taken time to consult all the people mentioned. Third : Why shouldn't we have heeii willing to let Chi do the job? We would have permitted a sorority to tlo it and ("hi does not represent a more select group than any of them. Fourth: We miss the white statue of course, hut mostly because we were used to its being that way. Perhaps unfortunately we. thi' present student body, entertain no • ■til mentality over the symbolism of the white. Most of us have the utilitarian attitude that good bronze is to be preferred above chipped white plaster, she may indeed have been far more beautiful when new than the present replica, but we didn't know her then. We venture to say that the majority of the students would rather have the new one since the old one was beyond repair. Fifth: Concerning vandals, we dare say I hat the greater part of the signatures were carved by outsiders. Joan stood in the middle of the Rotunda during the war when S. T. C. was almost overrun with servicemen, who with all due respect were nevertheless notorious •'name-leavers*'. The mention of a "color line" seems totally Irrelevant to us. Sixth: We heartily disagree with any proposal that the statue be removed. If she is there as a symbol for the ideals we cherish, what difference does it make if she's cast in bronze or moulded in plaster? It doesn't affect our reverence for Joan of Arc M bother or not the statue in our possession is a replica: therefore, it doesn't really make any difference what material she's made of. This editorial has had to be in defense of Chi; whether or not we sanction the organization in its activities is another matter. What we have striven to do here is make it clear that what Chi did was, in our opinion, not an underhanded robbery, but a definite contribution to the Improvement of tin' college. We are. therefore, sincere in extending thanks to them for their generous g-ifl and for standing the criticism aimed at them for making a step forward.

STAFF Betty Venable Bplndler i le 1 e Bei tley Anne Collier Orgain Jacquellm Et s Mary Leigh Merldlth Adels fred Beard Tonl Allen Mild netl Jean i Man Lou WH on

Editor In Chief Managing Bdltor Business Manager Chief Editorial Assistant News Editor feature Bdltor Bporti Bdltor Bodal Bdltoi Advertising Man Circulation Man Tjrplns

Biltorlal Assistants J< in in: i oi Ini Janioi 91 ivln void Box Boothe, Martha smith. 111 Ri lint on Bobble Wall Joyce Hamlet Connie Heathei PaUj Oraveley Martha Pranoaa Morri Hi en Arrtm ton Addle Dodd, Jane Ores June : Nancy Jesse, Ann Lynch Qladj Monk, Lou Bhelor, Oven Btnlth, 'v Naclunan, Ltla Bouldin, Ruth Radogiu Connie Loving, Edna Earls W Bparkli Poteat 1 \ ,,, „u.. Q Business \ssistants I Harp I Ho

Howard, Jane Iff-lmam Mai ' del jean p Martha Hylton, Nam v.. ute, Anne Verier, WEDNESDAY, U.w 12, 1948

OUR WORLD By Jacqueline Eagle

We find ourselves at the waiting game again (at press time), biting our nails over the Korean elections as we did over the Italian elections several weeks ago. Hut we don't hope for anywhere nearly as happy an outcome from South Korea as the Christian Democratic victory in Italy. Russian trained Communist bands have been doing as thorough R job as possible of intimidating voters by means of street fighting and every kind of violence that enters their fiendish minds. They've done everything iii their power even to killing two election officials to stop the election of the Korean .National Assembly, the first free elections In Korea's history, ordered by the IN. at that. Naturally the Russians Won't permit the elections in their sector of North Korea However, 7B 91 of the Southern Korea*| population turned out to vote in spite of the Communist terrorism, which is somewhat consoling,

Editor Rotunda— Dear Bdltor: Our students are due more Information about Joan of Arc and about Chi than was divulged in the letter from Chi last week. As one ol those persons longest associated with the traditions of our college, i am asking tor space U) pass along some facts and to ask a fen pertinent Questions. Being more responsible than any one else lor the founding of the Rotunda, i feel myself under obligation to try to see that the Rotunda always suites the whole truth .mil keeps its pages open tn all sides of questions thai concern US. The Statue of Joan of Arc was the gift of the Class of 1914, The person most responsible for the selection ol the gift was the claai president, Maria Bristow. ol Farmville, Now Mrs. Thomas J Starlte, Ol Richmond, a past president of our alumnae assocl^ ation and one of our most active devoted, and valued graduates Al salutatorian of her class the il the Joan of Arc tradition here at commencement. 1014. Sh pointed out that the spirit of the students here then was thai ol Joan of Arc listening to her voices calling her to the service Ol her people. Later that year her clan gave substance to this beautiful thought by presenting the college with the replica of Capu'-< statue of Joan of Arc in its true and original color. In the original statue centered the affections of the Class of 1914 as in their own child, their own distinctive contribution to the physical beauty and the spiritual ideals of the college. Ever since then this statue has stood in the hearts of our thousands of students, faculty, and alumnae, , I symbol of their love for kindly service, truthfulness, courtesy and open dealing for which Joan of Arc herself and this college both stood. The original statue was. in a very special way. the property of the whole college—and not of Chi. ., at is Chi? Chi la a small secret organization of ten anonymous students, less than two per cent of the present student body The) take it upon themselves to spy upon, to intimidate, and anonymously to discipline the morals of their fellow students and otherwise to run the affairs of the college according to thai] decisions. At times Chi has defied the properly constituted authorities Operating secretly and anonymously by intimidation, it has opened the way for underhand dealings and has conditioned the minds of some of our students to believe that the methods of the hated Gestapo should be tolerated in a democracy. Ever since Chi came into being it has been the cause of resentment and bitterness among students and faculty. The majority of the faculty and students have always condemned Chi. The low, secretive, anonymous methods of Chi opened the way toward the low. McreUva, anonymous defacement of Joan which necessitated having her done over. Those are the facts. These are the questions which I wish to ask 1. Were Mrs. Starke and the members of the Class of 1914 consulted when Chi undertook to do over Joan? 2. Would not common courtesy have demanded that Chi consult their wishes and those of the alumnae, students, and faculty at large? 3. Is it conceivable that, had they been consulted, the majority would have been willing to have Chi do the job0 4. As to color, since Joan herself was white, the original of Capo's marble was white, the replica presented by the Class ol 1914 was white, the key color of S. T. C. and the Rotunda Is white, and the students of 8. T. C. are white, would the majority have wanted Joan done over in anything but her original white? 5 As to vandals, will the vandals of the kind who defaced the original Joan respect her any more because shs has been done over in brown by Chi? Do vandraw the color line? 6. Would it not be better for all concerned if Joan were retired into a closet somewhere until she can come out without having to blush for what Chi has done to 'Continued on page Jt

Lets Go To Lonewood!

Longtvood Hikes Diverting From Studies;Slimming< \lso BY JBAN OTIS LOVING Now 1.- the time for all (Iris to prevails In mj room Ami. incigrab those jeans. Joe's old shut dentally even though i love my a pair of worn out saddles and v. nine months ol livthe best pal to go for a hike ing with it have become I at tin Farmville has many int. and i, mi,' vacation Iing places to hike. My favorite ■ welo place is Longwood. Have you best) At Farmville wa are n ■ forto the whirlpool? We had OOdll tunate than al some ichool l WlUl of fun last week searching for a which i am acquainted We can haunted house. This trip took ui with a minimum to many varied, but interesting amount ol walklni whlls some IMits that I could never find student- walk distance to again. go to each class, Walklni should If you are one of those Who ESI be i foi us. poison ivy by just walking outHavi rou gotten thai Parmvilta •ide the city limits, you could trj one of my favorite paatUnei spread? Moat ol us freshmen Alter supper. I like to walk around haven't leal one b.t ol it either. the blocks and look at the lovely Dieting ' nheallh) homes, i notice the diti• rent i ''■ to to • .• bul why n< houses and their lawns and plan walking ' Walklni I an ew one from all the different designs thai will really help thOSS fat, I like this especlaJlj flabby musclei li also helps you the whole world is beautiful a1 skinny peopli to gel weMthat time of day and everything propoi Honed, Dot n I thai sound is at its peak of beauty al tin to good to be true? it has truly time of year. been proven by reliable people. After sitting in the cla isroom You must try taking S hike all day and looking at four walls ome tune In these next three being out in the limit le-- ipace ireek [< Is the perfect way with the fresh all all around li to relax and lot ome ol the quite a refreshing change from tension we all get I i thinking the smoky stale air which u about

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All members of the student body, faculty, and administration are Invited to attend the Prances Hudglns' Day at the Farmville Baptist Church, Sunday. May 16, it 11 o'clock. It is hoped that many will take advantage of the Opportunity tO bear one of our outstanding alumnae speak Mi- Hudglns of Nutbush. Virginia, was graduated from this college in June 1941 with a Bachelor of Ai' . i ae. She taught for two years in the Vin .111. schools and then resumed her studies ai the Baptist Training School, Louisville. Kentucky. She received her Masters Degree in Religious Education from there in 1945, and then became the Baptist Student Secretary for Mary Washington College. Prederlcksburg, Virginia, where she is still serving. Recently Miss Hudglns has been appointed as a missionary under the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board. She Is to leave for Canton, China, in August 1948, where she will study the language for two years. She then plans to do work among the legs students In that city. (Continued on page 4<

Bobbie Jean was in her glory erk end srhen she saw that eute red head. David Dingle and Poll] Stem to taki' off for Dlnui'id'c ever) aeok end that •- inny and Gordon are the drawing attractions. Pi i Hu ra 11. pa tin i two lovely orchid, for the pS I few davi some have It and some km' fins must have spent i trfi al W & L.-W. Bi : i note the pis e Happy anniversary It Troxte it's been s yeai today rtnos you van away. Mary Jane, how were the R. P. i dances? Prom ail i heai they must have been "00 Ihe ball." George Ann, Floyd is really the cutest one. Say you eel that gleam in your eye everytimc he hits the town of Farmville! Libba, that Kappa Alpha pin is really one beaut We OM I out which is luckier, you or William The Sigma Chi picnic in Lynrh-

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Many of the S. T. C. students are unaware of the vast source of recreation that they have acre-- to at Longwood. The grounds are not being used to the utmost advantage by most of us. The dell may be used for croquet. Softball, and othei similar sports The pan c grounds are spacious with a fireplace for cooking. Our pride and joy is the cabin which may be used at any time that it is asked for. Students may also use Mil beautiful home for (pending week-ends at Longwood. The 18hole golf course offers an enjoyable evening oi recreation for the


It was through the efforts of II, Jarman that Longwood aa purchased for 8. T. C. in '.928. It was originally a part of (lurry Grove'' tract which bell to Peter Johnston. One hundred acres of the estate was ven by Peter Johnston, Sr.. to the Hanover Presbytery in 1774 on which to build HampdenSydney Collt Come on, students, let's show our appreciation for Longwood by making more use of it


FTA The Plaque inside the door at Langwood ele< tlons, Bui in commenting upon this me cannot omit Continued from Page 2 mention ol the poise and assurher and to the iptril ol B T. C? mc v. Inch each of the student James \i Oraln 11 displayed during her apParmvllli Maj io Both teachers and stulent are to !*■ highly compli■nented for their contribution to i he musical life of the College. Deal Bditoi An enthusiastic listener. The piano recital given bj the college student ol Mia Emily KISdi: ATTKMPT FATAL Leigh Saturday night, May 8th. in the Colli ge Audltoi NOW Tort While working in ium. rates, In my opinion, a let• coal yard, Jack Apollo, 33. saw la in the Editor ol The Rotunda The performing ability of thaw Timothy Schempp. 13. perch d di nts was vei | capably cvi- atOP a load of coal about to be denced by rendition! ol One music lamped from a railroad car into iinii: ,i 8, Bach in modern com- the month of a hopper. Apollo posen They played not only with .« rambled up on the car to warn technical adequacy but with in* the bO> ani at that instant, the ■as released. It disapiieared telligenl understanding of the the pit. carrying the boy and • Mm ill e i ontenl of their Apollo to ttii it death.

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Solution to Dull Date Found—A Picnic Our Longwood Presents Perfect Site But of course everyone likes to go on picnics!—even your week end date—no matter how wond* eriul and different he may seem Lets say he's coming next Saturday and Sunday and you've BO pta< i- to take him—except to the movies, and you're Quite suie he isn't the movie lover So you're worried. One dull dale with him and it may be your last! But after careful thought the solution Is found. Saturday afternoon at about four, he arrives. We'll say tin character is Bill. You'll lind there are dozens ol girls in your same predicament and after a detailed survey of them, you decide upon the ones to approach, Your suggestion of a weiner roast at Longwood Is

Commendable Recital Reviewed By CriticLast Saturday night the piano students of the s. T. c. music department gave a very commendable recital before a small but appreciative audience composed mostly of parents and friends of the girls who performed. The recital went off without breaks, iffording an unbroken hour of listening pleasure. The program seemed well chosi n and the numbers which weir familiar to everyone were interpersad with some which, although less widely known, were easily understandable and enjoyable The opening number Ol the program was especially well chosen n s simplicity and gracefulness created just the right atmosphere for the rest of the evenmg. Without exception each girl played her numbers with compn henslon and competence. Perhaps the only major fault, which all but a few seem to have, wai pool pedal-work. The two concertos, which were played with Miss Clark at panying at a second piano, were the highlights of the concert Both afforded good exanipli the performers to display no mean amount of virtuosity; however, the average parent probably enjoyed most the simple, wellknown numbers of the program READ ROTUNDA ADS DELIVERY SERVICE I'd II n i I\ For Your Sandwiches and Drinks

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Ivy nday afti i noon I clo Ini In ind tii. ame problem Is loomini, What in iin ' A an athlete, BUI quite the iiiiii ■ ini e you had Mi < Irahatn i coui i lasl en ler> vou've devi lop ii i little Inti re i in II too Bo n oul with the tub and awaj to Lon wood ye old faithful pi' ■ ' Naturally he wIns, but s boo t In his nevei hurl any man Ami null be uipii ed how well the tills thai havi nevi i indulged In hi i I n plaj the vt ry Aral time, Being :i man', game he II and being a man you .I., him Bo 'ii are happj ind o MI we, bet iu i Long vood Ii being . d in the iiiinn i

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Onlj ' Drapei foi aken hei alma matei to ,i ewhi n i >na she ao i pti d I on a principal ol ■ .junior ool in Berlin, Connecticut, with an eye to squeezing in ome courses al a neai bj unlvei . 11v Bui in her dismay, she found hei duties as principal and teachei forced her to spend all pare tlmi n ipei ating, not I thought in doing I rad itudy She has also don.1 summer teaching at Roanoke ■ in Salem, Virginia, and I i and in the lummer ol '47 she was on the faculty ol an American school In Caracas, \ enesuela I ho D K B A wa • in English she found hi more and more fa iclnated by the i n m h language with Spanish tunning second One definitely should mil miss any available oppoi i anil irner Miss Draper and make her desci Ibe hei Euroind South American visits Hei -lour, oi the picturesque i ounlis ide and architectui i ■ ind Mexico and the eternal spun Caracas are • 'Hi i ancln ■ d io compare her study In i ram e with study In United States : i pei emphasized that like anyone who itudles In Prance, ■ hi-1. : k much hardei I ban idi in in the United I h written and oral • .ui . on id.-i ibly stiffer than ours.

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Continued from Paw i Charlotte Newell: I think It's Would-be Golfn to Caddie. II swell especially for the Fresh- sou laugh at DM again, in knock and urged to men. your head off. attend. Millie 0. Spain: I Hunk its I Caddie: Haw! Hawl 5 "• '•'■ i ii the cii cuaeton i!0od idea but I wonder how it will wouldn't' know what club to use ol tnten irslty last night on the fit in with the family bud| loth .,, —Eiehanne.


Phyllis Asli.r. who will become he bride of Hu«h Guthrie on November '•!<>, has chosen ■ gardenla satin gown with an off houlo eff< t and long tight ■ . ending In points over the hands, The dress has a tight bodice and a wide full skirt endinn in a circular train. Phyllis Will wear a fingertip veil of illusion and cany a white orchid on a r book. The bridesmaids. Catherine Snell. Margaret Beasley. and Judy Hughes, will wear pale pink and pale blue taffeta dresses, and will carry mixed fall flowers. • The marriage will take plan in the Falling River Baptist Church, Biookneal, Virginia. •« • * • Ann Nock has chosen a white oi candy made with a lilted bodice, Chinese neckline, and leg-ofmutton sleeves. Bar full ruffled skirt ends in a ruffled bustle and train Her full length veil of imported illusion falls horn a rose petal cap with petals stitched to the tulle to fashion a flowery . rown. She will carry a white orchid on a white satin prayei uook, showered witn lilies of the • alley.

iEd. Note. Your columnist has failed to mention that .she is .-.till looking for news of prospective brides, and that Ann Nock is still looking for a prospective groom!' The wedding of Estaline Hope : son and Emmett Lawrence M ii.i.v will take place this sum mer in the home of the bride in Andeisonville. Virginia. She has chosen a gown of gardenia satin With a sweetheart neckline trimmed with seed pearls, a tight bodice .and a full skirt ending in :. wide circular train. The long tight sleeves end In points over the hands. Her fingertip veil of illusion falls from a crown of seed pearls. Claudia Anderson, sister of the bride and only attendant, will wear an orchid taffeta dress, fashsimilar to that of the bride. Will carry mixed summer flowers, and will wear a matching bandeau of flowers in her hair. Estaline will carry a white orchid on a satin prayerbook. • • • • Peggy Cabaniss. whose marriage to Earl Andrews Will take place on July 24 in the Farmville MethOdist Church, has chosen a garsatin gown. A. bertha, trimmed with seed pearls, gives the sown an off shoulder effect. The long tight sleeves end in points OVflt the hands, and the full length veil of heirloom lace falls from a lace cap. Peggy will carry a white orchid on a white bible. Sally Ann Dunnington. bridesmaid, and "Peepsie" Brooks, maid jf honor, well wear Jonquil yellow marqihstte. and will carry noseof mixed flowers.

The bridesmaids will wear dreases of pale lavender, lime and shocking pink, fashml Some oi Mi Draper's sub- ioned with leg of mutton sleeves Interes i a r •■ reading ami full skirt.', With tiers of rufphllosoph] in lory, or dtS, The bridesmaid* are Margaret Jane Taylor. Jennie Sue ■ i ii in ;ii o like) io indulge In sewing, and like any Webb, Nancy Lee Maddox. Peggy i nod Parm\ llle gi aduate, ihe loves White. Shirley Young. Betty me oi bridge It's common Perguson, Molly Hudson. Helen know ledge tha D per ha • Haidm Harriet RatChford, Elisa.oi abiding pai Ion for 11 avel, and inth Ann Bragg, an.i Barbara Sours. The matron ol honor. M: . i \ i i iead) ' :ii port whenever sin- Rets Clan Ann Ash by Gibb, will wear Jonquil yellow, and Annette Jones, the • hance Here at school Miss Draper is the maid of honor, will wear ei io Alpha Phi Sigma and. robin's egg blue. The attendants Continued Ironi Pane 1 ol i oui i- The French Circle an- carrying ruffled organdy parui o pn idi nl ol the Vir- asols winch match their dfl The mixed chorus attired In tlon ol Teachers ol ..mi old fashioned nosegays of black and white, presented a suit■ nd ,i member ol Kappa spring floe The wedding Will take place in able background for the artists. [Vita PI honorary education fralime in the garden ol tha si and the singing of the group disternity, the Modern Lan Pun* played both native talent in the lation oi Virginia, the A. A. Oeorgi I pi i opal individual members and line goteague Virginia. I P and the A \ U W training of the group as a whole. For an inexperienced group to haw worked such a short time on so difficult a composition and to I achieved such success is quite HILDA Mil HWIIIV ( HARLOTTI QBIZZARO a remarkable feat. [I I in that The Virginian iSmall a/lth an ama/ine amount An identical presentation was llfe of tl ' noic il iinhiy is our own Charlotte made at Hampden-Sydney on last but when we observe the Friday night, where a larger and oilier BChOOl Oriszard With her combination mil the -.mi'' en ol beaut) brains and quli I Ii ad more graciOUS audience heard an greater rendition of the ■ | Ml | r inp. Charlotte was destined to ei ol the col- II i ome one oi the out >.Hiding famous oratorio. I Hat i a hi ui'd i'i (lamina Mu members ol the senior els i hrough a successful yi ai Is a tWO yiai mi May Court la pi on: holt Beoi ol in i beauty, one has but i<> ■ lull and Kappa ■lance ovei past Dean's II I Coattnaed fro* Psja 3 Delta I'i verif) the tatemenl about the .ii oi in i earnest pai "Temp . We hear that Woody i mu and I Ip in the brains A prool of her leadership WCfll tO IN his brothei in Ihe fair vi can take time out to Usl hei Ol all tl mi/a cuv last week end. What do you and in i ' xi' llenl school nimbi : nip 111 Alpha Kappa know about that? ■ pun. Hilda v tapped i o i Oamma her presidency ol Kappa Renbridge welcomed Mat i'i in: ' pn ddi Q< htp in Alpha Kappa \ Cotillion Club 1' Bagley, flinty" and Nock this weekend 'Ointy" and Phil tell us Hilda la ment, but not El Club and Phi /eta Nlmna about "Louely" Being ■ Home Economics m the kind ii. i roommate and Robbie and "Oat" are voted as mati di Hilda ' w, her chlel interest-, are centered the cutest couple around campus ai" ind the domestic things ol life tin thon weekly and these days ■ and cook w eeklj v I-II- home June, make up your mind Is it I Cunningham 121 Could there be a method In hi i Chuck oi Bill'1 madia hop .ill, Humor- are flying that wedding have returni Dividing her time between the bells will soon nn•■ foi David and A Itieinbei Ol lln ; and the pi a. ' • Hank' . lion sorority and continuously has kept hei b sin d on the I'O MPI uiniiis II wa worth It when ihi remembei Hilda for tha man) thinks about thai lob in Pi Veteians wnh high school ihings she i I n bun: • •'. not ■ oi cation can pick an Air Force irl in ail undertak rled Charlotte, nor need you be, ml be sine in Pai iiiviiii piril ioi we know you can do II i ndini it




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Rotunda vol 27, no 28 may 12, 1948